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View Poll Results: Wich one of these two Calatrava's masterpieces do you prefer?
Gare do Oriente-Lisbon 22 30.56%
Gare Saint-Exupéry-Lyon 50 69.44%
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Old July 4th, 2005, 07:06 AM   #1
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Gare do Oriente-Lisbon vs. Gare Saint-Exupéry-Lyon

Gare do Oriente

Santiago Calatrava 1993-1998

The Oriente station by Santiago Calatrava was commissioned by the city of Lisbon in 1993, after an invited competition. Its immediate goal was to serve the great number of visitors expected for the World Expo in 1998.
The Oriente station is an inter-modal terminal: Its facilities serve and interconnect several forms of transport. Passengers can change between metropolitan, long- and medium-haul regional and international trains. There are connections into the underground system, national and metropolitan buses or taxis. There is also an airport link and check-in facilities.


Gare Saint-Exupéry

Santiago Calatrava 1989-1994

Calatrava's expressive railway station hall is built astride an existing TGV (high-speed train) track adjacent to Lyon airport. It provides a TGV station for the airport, but also a connection point for both TGV and airplanes into the regional road and rail system.
The building's most striking profile, based on two converging steel arches 120 meters long and 40 meters high. The building is most obviously expressive of a bird, symbolizing flight with even more dynamism than Saarinen's TWA terminal in New York, the two main arches coming together at the bird's beak. Calatrava insists this was not its origin: "I never thought of a bird, but more of the research that I am sometimes pretentious enough to call sculpture" - which is inspired more by the shape of the human eye.


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Old July 4th, 2005, 01:51 PM   #2
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Both are fantastic!!!!!!!! But overall, Lisbon's one is just a bit better mainly because it is multifunctional: serves almost all means of transport.
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Old July 4th, 2005, 02:17 PM   #3
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both fantastic, Calatrava is fantastic but Oriente is a litle bit bigger!!
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Old July 4th, 2005, 02:51 PM   #4
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Ive bee to both. Lyon is wonderful and Lisbon is crap.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 04:46 AM   #5
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Gare do Oriente-Lisbon!
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Old May 28th, 2013, 02:09 PM   #6
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Lyon better!
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Yes for Saint-Exupéry-Lyon !!!!!
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Saint-Exupéry-Lyon !!!
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Gare do Oriente Lisbon!
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Gare do Lyon-Saint-Exupéry !!!!!!!!!
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Lyon Saint Exupery !!
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